Senior Strategic Sourcing Manager

  • The role of the Senior Sourcing Manager is to manage the category and sourcing process for all sub-categories of Corporate Services including Travel, Training, Marketing, HR, Legal, Finance, Banking and Services. This work includes running the RFX process, doing market research, negotiating with suppliers to get best value for Asurion. The person in this role will have strong deal shaping expertise, business acumen and will be skilled at sourcing and managing suppliers to meet Asurion's requirements.

Job Description

o Provide category leadership and expertise cross several sub-category functions.

o Able to provide end to end category, sourcing, contract and supplier management capabilities.

o Manage stakeholders including the business, IT, legal, security, etc… through the entire sourcing lifecycle for products and services from supplier identification, selection, negotiations, contracting process, contract and supplier management to adherence to process, policies and procedures.

o Engage with business teams at early stage of sourcing lifecycle and provide marketplace insights and proactively engage with the teams to help in the supplier discussions.

o Assist in preparation of business cases as it relates to selecting and managing suppliers.

o Participate in different governance review councils and provide sourcing point of view

o Serve as primary point of contact for suppliers in Corporate Service category.

o Drive the RFX process including scheduling, communications and documentation and facilitating teams in selecting suppliers

o Provide leadership teams with data to help facilitate supplier knowledge and category management including influencing category strategies.

o Negotiate financials and commercial terms and conditions with suppliers and coordinate with internal Asurion stakeholders (e.g. IT teams, legal, risk, procurement and finance teams).

o Benchmark price and performance of existing products/services with marketplace and provide recommendation on appropriate sourcing and/or supplier decisions.

o Establish and streamline processes and tools used to drive a robust sourcing process.

o Provide leadership teams with analytical reports on key sourcing and supplier engagements including leading regular executive supplier internal/external reviews.


The successful candidate for this position will have the following experiences and expertise:

o Demonstrated experience in category and sourcing management for full breadth of Corporate Services type suppliers.

o Ability to develop strategy and drive category plans globally.

o Experience managing suppliers including managed services providers. Candidate should possess strong experience selecting and negotiating cloud and SaaS suppliers/contracts.

o Leadership experience and ability to present to senior leadership teams at Asurion.

o Strong expertise in analyzing industry and category trends.

o Ability to drive RFX process and shows evidence of strong supplier management skills.

o Strong negotiation and contracting skills a must.

o Strong client service orientation and ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders.

o Bachelor's degree in relevant field. Master's degree will be a plus.

o 10 years relevant work experience.

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